Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain. It also gives you a chance to check out your feet so you can get a jump on treating blisters, bunions, corns, and toenail problems.
How often should you get a foot massage?
If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions. A general recommendation might be to begin with a session every week for 6-8 weeks, followed by a “tune-up” every four weeks.
Why do I love getting my feet rubbed?
Feet have thousands of nerve endings, which explains why foot rubs feel so good. Our feet are complex anatomical structures that include 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands, 50 ligaments and tendons, and 15,000 nerve endings.
Why does a foot rub feel so good?
It activates your nervous system, which increases feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins. In one study, people who got foot massage after surgery to remove their appendix had less pain and used fewer painkillers.
How long should I leave my feet in a foot spa?
Fill a basin or foot spa with enough warm water to cover the feet up to the ankles. Add half or three-quarters of a cup of Epsom salt to the water. Place the feet in the soak for about 20 to 30 minutes.
What is the best technique that is used in your foot massage session?
hold the heel with one hand. bend all the toes on one foot back and forth at the same time with the other hand. repeat this movement, gently increasing pressure and flexing the toes to their full range of motion.
Why do I feel worse after a massage?
It’s normal to feel sore after a massage. The technique carries blood and nutrients to your muscles while eliminating toxins. After stimulating muscles that you may not usually use, you might experience delayed onset muscle soreness. This is a physical response to the inflammation as your body heals.
How long should you use a foot roller?
We recommend treating your feet with the foot roller for 5-10 minutes at least 2 times a day.